Visit Winona

There’s just something special to being on the Winona campus—a feeling of finding home, or so our students say.

Whether it’s your first look or you want to check out campus again, come visit Winona.

WSU offers in-person visits on campus year-round when you can learn about the admissions process and tour academic buildings and residence halls.

Most of our tour guides are current students, so you’ll get their personal experiences about life at WSU.

Schedule a Campus Visit

Create your My Warrior Life account and sign up for a tour time that works for you!

What to Expect

A weekday visit will last about 2 hours. As a group, you’ll have a:

  • Admissions & Warrior Life Info Session
  • Guided Campus Tour

You’ll check-in for daily visits in the first floor lobby of Maxwell Hall, near the Admissions Office.

You’re welcome to take advantage of the visitor parking in front of Somsen Hall.

A Saturday visit will last about 2 hours. As a group, you’ll have a:

  • Admissions & Warrior Life Info Session
  • Guided Campus Tour

Saturday visitors meet in the atrium of the Science Laboratory Center.

Each visitor must have a reservation—no walk-ins will be allowed. Each visit session will be limited to a maximum of 33 guests per session.

Each registered student is limited to 2 supporters.

Please make sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes you will be walking throughout the guided campus tour.

Warriors on the Water

Join us at 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June and July for a campus tour followed by a free Mississippi River excursion aboard the Cal Fremling.

What You’ll Do

  • Take a guided campus tour
  • Chat with current WSU students about the Warrior Life
  • Learn more about the Admissions process

Sign up for this event through your My Warrior Life Portal.

Questions? Email Visits and Events Coordinator Liz Schwanke at elizabeth.schwanke@winona.edu for more info about how to sign up.

Choose WSU Admitted Student Days

You’re going to love being a Warrior.

To show you what’s possible at Winona State University, you and your family are invited to attend a Choose WSU Day event.

Each exciting event will be packed full of chances to get to know WSU better.

  • Chat with faculty and current students
  • Explore academic programs
  • Check out campus housing options
  • Get the 411 on living the Warrior Life

With over 50 sessions at each event, you can create your own schedule and explore what your Warrior Life could be like!

Choose WSU Admitted Student Days will be held on campus, in-person on:

  • Dec. 2
  • Feb. 24, 2023
  • April 7, 2023

Sign up for a Choose WSU Admitted Student Day in your My Warrior Life Portal or use the link included in your WSU acceptance letter.

If you have questions about Choose WSU Admitted Student Days, you can reach out to Visits and Events Coordinator Liz Schwanke at elizabeth.schwanke@winona.edu.

What I Loved about My Choose WSU Day Experience
Attending Choose WSU Day helped Victoria Alatorre ’22 fall in love with WSU.

Come for a Visit, Stay for a While

While the Winona State campus is definitely visit-worthy, it’s not the only place to check out while you’re in town.

Here are some things to do around Winona that you won’t want to miss:

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Find a new backdrop for a photoshoot right here on campus and around Winona.